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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Raised a Ton of Money for Charity

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Thought a troop of beautiful, long-legged women in lingerie walking down a runway couldn’t benefit society? Oh, ye of little faith. Turns out those genetically-blessed glamazons actually did some good for humanity with reports saying that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show raised tons of money for charity.

This year, the lingerie giant decided to put tickets for the show up for sale. At about $25,000 a pop for 200 showgoers, the event managed to raise $2.5 million. This is the first time Victoria’s Secret opened the show to regular ol’ rich folk and obviously, it was a successful move. While we don’t know for sure whether it will sell tickets for next year’s show, something tells us the brand may consider it, given how much money was raised this time around.

[via WWD]

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YSL Beauty Collaborates with Google Glass

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The holidays are upon us, which means that festive parties, glittery outfits and decadence are in our near future. For those who can do without the sparkle but don’t want to come across as a Grinch, it’s the perfect time to up your makeup game. YSL Beauty is here to help. In the spirit of saving the lost makeup souls this holiday season, the designer cosmetics giant has partnered with Google Glass to send customers home with a personalized beauty tutorial.

Makeup artists will be at select Hudson’s Bay YSL counters this month to give customers a full makeup application, while filming it with Google Glass. The whole session, from initial consultation and step-by-step application to before and after shots, will be recorded and then given to the customer to take home on a USB key. It will also have an exhaustive list of the products used with direct links on where to buy them. A little holiday magic for everyone!

This cutting edge digital retail experience will be exclusive to Toronto’s Hudson’s Bay Queen Street store on December 11 and 12, Toronto’s Yorkdale location on December 13 and 14, and in Downtown Montreal on December 18 and 19. The technological collaboration will then unfold worldwide in 2015. 

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Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto Confirmed for Star-Studded Suicide Squad Cast

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Photos: WENN

Margot Robbie has scored the role of leading lady Harley Quinn in Warner Brothers’ forthcoming DC Comics-inspired film Suicide Squad, alongside balayaged babe Jared Leto as The Joker.

Variety reports that Margot and Jared will be joined by fashion’s favourite muse Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, and Australian actor Jai Courtney as (insert raised eyebrows here) Boomerang in the screenplay directed by David Ayer.

It’s a big gig for Margot, whose character Harley Quinn will be playing The Joker’s sidekick and love interest, but it’s even more major for Jared, who will be the first to play the role of The Joker since the late Heath Ledger back in 2008.

“We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under David Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero,” Warner Brothers’ president Greg Silverman said in a statement. 

We’re not sure about you, but we too are very much looking forward to seeing this star-studded cast in action. Much to our dismay, the film hasn’t even started shooting yet (it’s set to kick off next April in Toronto) and has a US release date of August 5, 2016. Mark it in your diary, because that’s one heck of a wait.

[via Variety]

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Poor Kylie Minogue Couldn’t Afford Clothes Once Upon a Time

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You know Kylie Minogue? The Aussie showgirl who’s frequently spotted in high-end designs by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney? Well, apparently it wasn’t all expensive frocks and and custom-made pieces for the little pocket rocket, who admits making clothes was the best option she had when she was penniless.

When Daily Mail caught up with Kylie at the British Fashion Awards earlier this week, she was discussing her love of underground fashion before revealing information about her life before the glitz and glamour. “There are great designers on Dover Street who are making their own pieces out of bits and pieces that they find at the market,” she said. “I love them because that’s what I used to do. I would make my own clothes because I am too small and nothing ever fitted me and I had no money.”

Oh, the good old days, hey, Kylie? Now she has the pleasure of wearing clothes designed specifically to suit her dainty bod, and there’s money falling out of her ears. And if cash ever gets tight, I’m sure her designer sis could help her out with some petite pieces from her Target range.

[Via Daily Mail]



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Karlie Kloss Poses with Jason Wu for the Designer’s Spring 2015 Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

She may be in London flaunting her toned physique for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but Karlie Kloss’ latest advertising campaign for Jason Wu surfaced earlier today. The 6-foot-1-inch model reclines with the designer for his Spring 2015 fashion spots, captured by Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. We’re certainly used to seeing Wu star in his own campaigns since he’s previously been shot alongside models Adriana Lima for Fall 2014, Karen Elson for Spring 2014 and with Stephanie Seymour back in Spring 2013.

Ad Campaign Jason Wu Spring 2015 Karlie Kloss


Even with the presence of a beauty like Karlie, our forum members set their sights on Wu. “Awful hair. And Jason does not really have a face that I’d like to see in an ad campaign,” exclaimed an unimpressed anlabe32.

“Yeah, get yourself out of the ad, it’s obnoxious and stupid,” replied gazebo, sharing the same sentiments.

“He looks like a midget in that shot. Why does he have to be in the campaign? He’s not Tom Ford. Poor Karlie getting that hideous haircut,” agreed jj36.

Also feeling the same way was Nepenthes: “I was wondering when Karlie would show up in a Jason Wu campaign. The hair is weird but she looks great and so do the clothes. Jason really needs to stop featuring himself in his campaigns, though, it’s getting a bit ridiculous. It feels like less of a high end ad and more of a magazine feature.”

Do you think the designer should remove himself from his own campaigns? Is it only OK when Ford does it? Add your two cents and see another campaign image inside the thread here.

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Soo Joo Park Is the New Face of Redken

Model Soo Joo Park is flawlessly pulling off the bleach blonde look and for that she deserves recognition. Bleaching your hair from jet black to platinum blonde is no easy feat and does a number on your tresses. That Park is still rocking the shade, and that her hair looks pretty healthy is a true accomplishment. It is therefore fitting that Redken would sign the Wilhelmina model on as its latest brand ambassador.

Image: Matt Irwin/Redken

Image: Matt Irwin/Redken

Park joins the likes of Lea T., Chiara Ferragni and Sky Ferreira, who have posed for the brand. The buzzy model’s campaign will be unveiled in 2015 and Redken says that she will be debuting a new “extreme hair transformation,” taking it “to new lengths” once it drops. For her first set of ads, she will promote the “Extreme” six product hair care line, which promises to strengthen damaged hair. Given her penchant for wild styles and dramatic color, Park is the perfect poster child for the line.

We wonder, what will Park’s extreme transformation be this time? A Rihanna red shade? A mermaid ombré? Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!